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Myanmar President visits Taj Mahal

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on Sunday visited the Taj Mahal on the second leg of his four-day trip to India.

Aug 28, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

A presidential pardon published this morning said 83 people would be freed, but it did not specify how many were political prisoners.

Apr 17, 2016, 13:27 PM IST
Myanmar Parliament holds historic presidential election

Myanmar Parliament holds historic presidential election

Myanmar is in the grip of a stunning transformation from an isolated and repressed pariah state to a rapidly opening aspiring democracy.

Mar 15, 2016, 11:03 AM IST
Suu Kyi could become Myanmar president, hints Myanmar media

Suu Kyi could become Myanmar president, hints Myanmar media

Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.

Feb 08, 2016, 11:23 AM IST

Suu Kyi urges patience over Myanmar presidency decision

Aung San Suu Kyi tried on Wednesday to calm nerves over Myanmar's tense political

Feb 03, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

Myanmar president warns of Arab Spring-style violence

A video posted on the Facebook page of Myanmar's president, raising the spectre of bloodshed and chaos akin to the Arab Spring aftermath if it loses power in Sunday's polls, has drawn an angry response on social media.

Nov 03, 2015, 20:50 PM IST

Muslim groups sue Myanmar president

A coalition of Muslim groups has filed suit in New York against Myanmar President Thein Sein and other government officials for alleged crimes against the Rohingya minority, which they say amount to genocide.

Oct 06, 2015, 04:00 AM IST

Myanmar's president not to run in general election: Ruling party

Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Vice President U Nyan Tun will not run in the general election scheduled for November 8, a top official of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (UDSP) said on Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Myanmar's President Thein Sein says will not run for second term

Myanmar President Thein Sein has decided not to run in a parliamentary election scheduled for Nov. 8, a senior official from his office said on Monday, meaning he will not be eligible for a second term as head of state.

Jul 14, 2015, 00:27 AM IST

Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights

Myanmar`s president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.

Oct 31, 2014, 06:56 AM IST

Campaigners demand action, not words from Myanmar

Activists on Tuesday urged Myanmar President Thein Sein to "turn his words into action" after the former general promised to free all political prisoners by the end of the year.

Jul 16, 2013, 14:31 PM IST

I want to be the President, says Myanmar`s Suu Kyi

Mynamar`s leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi declared her intention to run for President in 2015 and sought amendment to country`s Constitution under which she is not eligible to contest.

Jun 06, 2013, 15:44 PM IST

Obama praises Myanmar President, but concerned over communal violence

US President Barack Obama praised the leadership of his Myanmar counterpart Thein Sein for successfully leading his country towards democracy.

May 21, 2013, 09:08 AM IST

Myanmar President urges more efforts for stability, development

U Thein Sein made the call at the meeting with national races affairs ministers from regions and states in Nay Pyi Taw, said the New Light of Myanmar.

Sep 08, 2012, 21:10 PM IST

Myanmar Prez meets leaders of 14 political parties

Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country`s 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.

Aug 04, 2012, 22:09 PM IST

India extends USD 500 mn line of credit to Myanmar

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held extensive talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein, drawing up a roadmap for future course of bilateral ties.

May 28, 2012, 09:16 AM IST

Myanmar President vows `healthy democracy`

Thein Sein pledged to establish a "healthy democracy" after nearly half a century of iron-fisted military rule.

Jan 31, 2012, 10:17 AM IST

Myanmar President says no turning back on reforms

Myanmar`s President has even dangled the possibility of giving opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a Cabinet post.

Jan 20, 2012, 12:34 PM IST

India, Myanmar to cooperate in oil and gas

Indian PM offered visiting Myanmar President USD 500 million in credits for infrastructure projects.

Oct 14, 2011, 14:31 PM IST

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi meets with new President

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to meet President Thein Sein for the first time.

Aug 19, 2011, 15:45 PM IST